Define Your Dream Home, Worksheet

A necessary step in the process of deciding what type of house you want to buy is to make it clear what is important to you. Do you want a renovated home or live in a good school district? These are the types of things that could make your dream home a nightmare. Below is a checklist to help you define your dream home. Before you start your home search, please use this list to help guide you in the right direction. If you do not define your dream home, then your search will be a lot harder.

It is important to know what you are looking for. Write in your preferences and rate them:   3 = Vital,   2 = Very Important,   1 = Neutral,   0 = Not important

DEFINE YOUR DREAM HOME CHECK LIST

LOCATION PREFERENCES RATE
Neighborhood    
School district    
Near public transportation    
Near airport    
Near expressway    
Near shopping    
Great views    
TYPE    
Single-family / condo / townhome    
Minimum / maximum property age    
Willingness to renovate    
Architectural style    
Open floor plan    
SIZE & MAKEUP    
Minimum # of bedrooms    
Minimum # of bathrooms    
Eat-in kitchen    
Family room    
Formal dining room    
Formal living room    
Garage (number of cars)    
Outdoor space (size/use)    
Laundry room    
AMENITIES    
Wood floors / carpeting    
Heating / cooling system types    
Fireplace    
Pool    
Other special needs/preferences:    
     
     
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